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  1. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    4th Sep 2021

    Anne Lister returned forlorn to Shibden in 1832, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress An...
    Anne Lister returned forlorn to Shibden in 1832, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker changed her life ~ forever. Anne Lister deployed her considerable persuasive powers to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman ~ all out of sight of prying eyes down in Halifax. A 4-hour walk, including a very steep climb up Old Bank. Includes short readings from Nature’s Domain. Please bring packed lunch & snacks. Walking shoes or boots are essential. Sorry no dogs. Bus back to Halifax. Please note that this walk will start at 11.30. Guide: Jill Liddington and Steve Crabtree We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  2. Castle Carr Fountain Walk

    Halifax

    Castle Carr Fountain Walk 2021

    5th Sep 2021

    Noon - 3pm

    This famous local landmark designed and built in th...

    Noon - 3pm

    This famous local landmark designed and built in the 1870’s comprises an ornamental water garden situated between two reservoirs. The garden consists of a main circular pool in the middle of which sits a single jet fountain. It can attain a height that is only second in England to that at Chatsworth House!

    The fountain itself will play from 2pm for just over 15 minutes. Free car parking will be available in a local field, weather permitting. The format is similar to previous years - a picturesque walk, 2.5 miles each way will commence from the Cat I’th Well Inn at 12.00pm prompt.

    The walk is a strictly a ticket-only event. Tickets cost £5 each and can be purchased from the Crossroad Inn, the Cat ith Well Inn, Woodlesford Newsagents near Mount Tabor and Harvey’s of Halifax ( 3rd Floor Customer Services). For families, a ticket enabling entry for two adults and up to three children is £15. Children under 5 have Free entry. You can also book tickets online via Eventbrite - use the hyperlink under 'Want more information?' below.

    Afterwards there are two hostelries offering refreshments. The Cat I’th Well is having a barbeque with live musical entertainment and The Crossroads offers a traditional Sunday Roast and other pub food.

    Suitable footwear should be worn as parts of the walk are wet and muddy and uneven. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead.

    Watch a great video of the 2017 fountain walk, by Alan Hamer, with music by Analog Heart. 

  3. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Anne Lister's Halifax; Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    15th Sep 2021

    6pm The 1835 violent political contest in Halifax became known as the ‘window-breaking election’. Immediately after, ‘mock marriage’ announcemen...
    6pm The 1835 violent political contest in Halifax became known as the ‘window-breaking election’. Immediately after, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne Lister and Ann Walker being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these pointed public attacks ~ and why? A 2-hour circular early evening walk with short readings from Female Fortune. There are some steep steps. Sorry, no dogs. Guide: Jill Liddington We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  4. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Anne Lister's Shibden; Marriage, Mining & Money

    25th Sep 2021

    After their ‘marriage’ in 1834, Ann Walker moved into Shibden. Anne Lister could now begin to realize her coal-mining ambitions. Walker Pit was sun...
    After their ‘marriage’ in 1834, Ann Walker moved into Shibden. Anne Lister could now begin to realize her coal-mining ambitions. Walker Pit was sunk in 1835, named in honour of Ann. And by 1836, Anne Lister’s grand plans to make Shibden look magnificent began to take shape. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent. Walking shoes or boots are essential. Sorry no dogs. Guide: Jill Liddington We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.

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